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Big awards for small winery

The Grove Winery was awarded an impressive 22 medals in the 2010 NC Wine Competition. A total of 454 wines were entered in this year’s competition.

At the top of Grove Winery’s awards were two double-gold medals for the estate grown 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2009 Muscadine Blush, which also won the Best of Show award. Grove also received gold for its Malbec and eight silver medals including awards for its Reserve Chardonnay, Reserve Cabernet, sangiovese, syrah, merlot and tempranillo. The award of 22 medals was the second highest number of medals earned by any winery. The only winery to top Grove’s success was the much larger Biltmore Winery. Grove produces around 3,000 cases of premium wine per year.

“This is the fifth year in a row that cabernet sauvignon from North Carolina’s Haw River Valley AVA have done very well in this competition,” said Max Lloyd, winemaker at Grove. “Our winning the double-gold continues to showcase the ability to grow great cabernet in our wine country between Durham and Greensboro.”

Grove is located seven miles outside of Greensboro in northeast Guilford County. Nestled in the northern- Piedmont region of the Haw River Valley wine AVA, Grove is open daily for tastings from noon until 6 p.m.

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